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Wine spill, HP G60-519wm keyboard

Q: Wine spill, HP G60-519wm keyboard

Hi! I spilled a half glass of wine on my HP G60 keyboard last week. I shut the laptop off and removed the keyboard and I cleaned off as much of the sticky stuff as I could. I did not see a lot of white marks on the circuit boards. I cleaned the keyboard in water and dried it overnight and tried it but no good. I replaced the keyboard and now some keys work while others do not. When I press the a key, I get az1, when I press the s key, I get sx2. Two questions:
1) Would trying a USB keyboard indicate whether the probem is confined to the keyboard and cable and not the motherboard? If it works, keyboard problem only?
2) If the test is no good, can I simply remove as many components as possible (CD, Keyboard, Hard disk, memory, wireless card, display, etc.) and can then soak the computer in warm, distilled water for a while to see if that works.
Regards, Joe

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A: Wine spill, HP G60-519wm keyboard

Sounds like you still have some residue of the wine causing an electrcical fault in the keyboard. I am fairly confident that if you connect an external keyboard it will work fine, but please do this to prove it.

If you want to try and flush out the wine from the existing keyboard remove the board form the PC and then there is no possibility of harming anything else. Whatever you do to try and clean it just make sure you leave it for a long time to dry out in a warm place. Your safest bet would be to get a new keyboard.

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I own an Asus eee PC 1000HA netbook. I spilled crystal light on my keyboard (it's a sugar-free lemonade flavored drink). I took out the battery, blotted it with a paper towel, and used a blow dryer (set on cool) to try to blow out the moisture. Then, I partially dismantled it and took out the hard drive. After about 15- 20 minutes, I put the netbook back together and turned it on. It successfully booted, but I found that the mouse pad did not work. I then left it idle, and when the computer went to sleep (which it usually does when I leave it idle), I was unable to turn it back on. So I dismantled it again. After about an hour, i reassembled the computer and was able to boot it up again. However, I found that the mouse pad still did not work, and my keyboard did not work either. Right now - I've taken out the hard drive again and have not turned it on since. Is my keyboard fried or is there a chance it will regain function if left to dry for a day - week? Or is there anything I can do right now to give my laptop a better chance?

A:spill on netbook keyboard

It's possible that you keyboard and mouse pad were damaged from the fluids.
(even plain water can damage the electrical components within a computer)

Let it dry for a day and if the problem persists, the keyboard and mouse may be fried, unfortunately.

Always remember, never have fluids in close proximity of your computer! I'm guilty of this from time to time and I have to catch myself...it happens.

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Good Day, I need assisstanc with fixing my keyboard. I accidently spilled sugary coffee on the keyboard, thereafter a drained all the liquid out of the keyboard and computer. the computer is now working but the keyboard is not working as the keys are sticky.  How do i remove the sugary substatance from the keys without damaging the keyboard. Thank you.

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I have a problem. I spilled wine all over my roommates Toshiba keyboard. Its an A100 and since I broke it, I bought it and she got a Dell. Now, I own this damaged laptop and I am finding the only problem with it is the keyboard doesn't work. I can surf the net, download anything I want, make music on fruity loops, listen to mp3's and even watch dvds. The only thing I can't do is type using the keyboard.

Does anyone know if there is a way to take the keyboard off and clean out the (now probably dried up) wine under it?

Or is there a certain model of keyboard I can buy to plug into the laptop through one of its usb ports or something?

I am fairly knowledgeable on regular computers, but I know nothing about laptops....help!!

A:Toshiba A100 Keyboard Spill

You can have a shop replace the keyboard in it, or you can buy a new one from the manufacturer and have a brand new laptop!

other than that I suppose you can buy a USB keyboard, but Im the kinda person who would replace that one with an origional and keep the mobility of the laptop alive!

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Yesterday, I spill coffee on my laptop(Sony Vaio PCG-K13). Fortunately,everything works well EXCEPT
1)When I turn on the computer now,it makes this loud beeping noise before a screen comes up asking me to select Profile1. Didn't have this problem before the spill.

2)All the keys + touchpad mouse works fine EXCEPT the spacebar,which doesn't function at all. Currently,I using the on-screen keyboard to insert spaces.

Can anyone offer any suggestions for addressing one or both problems?


A:Keyboard Liquid Spill Problem

ugh. ugly situation. At worst you may have shorted some component and ruined the motherboard (requires replacement). At best, it is a minor short and the keyboard may only require cleaning or replacement.
Cleaning will require dissassembly of the laptop and electronics cleaning solvent.
I do not recommend this for an average user. Laptops are very tricky to put back together. You would be better off getting a professional.

If the motherboard is ruined, you can buy a salvage model and use the hard drive, RAM, etc, that is in yours to make either the salvage model work, or use the salvage model for a motherboard part.

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Greetings, I had a coke spill on my P50 that started from the row above the spacebar downwards to the trackpad. I tried my best to dry everything on the surface after removing the battery. After waiting a while, I started the laptop and keyboard worked fine but after a day passed, some buttons stopped working, buttons that weren't covered by the spill so I guess the spill damaged the connector. I opened up the laptop (a week later), removed the keyboard, sprayed some alcohol on it and cleaned any residue that I was able to see.  Didn't work out, the same buttons were not functioning. Any other ideas to do on the keyboard before I replace it? I doubt such keyboards can be fixed, and probably the only solution is to replace it.

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Unfortunately, I spilled some coffee on the keyboard, the space bar and letters a,z dont work.I took the keys out and cleaned them but still dont work. I would like to know how can I open the keyboard and clean it from inside? And since the keyboard itself does not have screws I am worry to break it.Could you help with this please.

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hi folks,

I've got a GQ ZX-5361A notebook model#536S from fry's. It's been a pretty good machine, and my current problem is entirely self-inflicted.

What happened:
Here's a cliche, I accidentally spilled coffee on my keyboard, and the following keys became non-functional: 1,2,3,q,w,e,a,d,z,x,c (the spill was on the left hand side of the machine). everything else seems okay.

What I've done:
* I waited for things to dry, but that didn't help
* I tried to rinse the affected keys with a hard stream of water from a spray bottle (with the machine inverted to prevent it from getting inside), toweled it off fast and let it dry, but (ofcourse) that made the problem worse. Now all of the keys seem to be dead. Fingerpad still seems okay (that's how I was able to shutdown the machine).

What I think I still need to try:
* I was going to try to use a USB keyboard to make sure that the problem is local to the keyboard itself
* I am trying to open the machine to see if I can get a closer look at the keyboard, but after unscrewing what seemed like the millionth screw, I started to worry that there might be some that I shouldn't.

What I need:
* is there anything I should try before continuing the surgery (popping keycaps off to try to clean exposed contacts -- if there are any), etc?
* is there a set of disassembly instructions available for the machine?
* is there anything that I should definitely consider offlimits for the screwdriver?
* if I d... Read more

A:Fry's GQ Notebook keyboard spill problem

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Hello there, This is my first time posting. Basically, I spilled some water on my laptop keyboard 2 days ago, I wiped off the water and left it overnight. Then when I turned it on the keyboard is completely dead. The laptop itself turns on fine, the screen as well as the touchpad work fine, but the keyboard is not repsonsive at all. I am typing this question on the laptop now using a temporary external usb keyboard. Ive checked all the drivers and they do not indicate any problem. I think I may have to purchase a new one.  Model Number: HP 15-d051sa.Windows 10 64-bit. Kind regards,Farooq93

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So I was using a usb keyboard and my cat spilled water on it while I was away. This seemed to render the the keyboard useless. It also caused the computer to start to react strangely to mouse inputs, though I am positive no water seeped into the case. When I tried to shut down the computer, it hanged for a good two hours at the part when all the icons and toolbar had disappeared from the screen and only the background was displayed. I then hard shut down the computer and when I restarted it, I was prompted if I would like to restore some sort of default bios on the motherboard. I unwittingly chose to do so. Now it seems I cannot boot into any of my primary drives, only slave drives that I have included from my old computer. When I do boot into this drive, my graphics processor is not used (looks like windows safe mode). Whenever I do try to boot into one of the other drives, I get the mobo splash screen and then the computer hangs halfway through the "starting windows" animation and then goes black and restarts. When I try to do a start-up repair, it says it fails for an unknown error and when I do a system restore, it fails because it cant replace a file in google chrome, or something (it was open when the incident happened).

What I suspect is happening is the default settings caused the mother board to start "talking" to my hard drive from my old computer and not my new one, but I have no idea how to get it to "talk" to my ne... Read more

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Sorry if I didn't post on the right section.

So basically I spilled liquid on my laptop keyboard and now it doesn't work anymore.
I turned it upside down for a while, I blow dried it and yeah at first it worked but after like... 2 minutes it stopped working forever! Guess the liquid short circuited the keyboard.

Should I just send my laptop in to some store and get it fixed?
Or should I remove the keys (which sounds really complicate and a delicate work)
Maybe I should uninstall the keyboard driver and re install in?

For more info I'm using a COMPAQ Presario v6000

***P.S: The weirdest thing is that when I open my laptop, it makes a loud beeping noise and then I kinda freezes on the startup screen (shows COMPAQ, and tells you to press ESC for config)
So I press ESC hoping it works and yeah it does. I press ESC again and windows starts up.
-> Does it mean that only the ESC button on my keyboard work?

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My wife spilled half a glass of water on the laptop Toshiba 7020ct.
she cleaned it up.

after this incident the keys are typing the wrong letters for eg. if i
type H i get G and some times two or more letters for the same key.

She says she has pressed the keys vigorously during the cleaning i was
wondering if she activated some key or compressed some key which is
causing the problem.

i cleaned the keys by removing the keys but it did not help

I noticed some thing else when i switch on the computer it gives me a
message saying update EC / KBC . Where can i find this and how do i

I can use external keyboard and mouse with out any problem.

I am a computer illiterate please help

thanks in advance


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A:Water spill on laptop - keyboard problem

Go here and see if this will help ya out.


Good luck.

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I have a 17-day old new Thinkpad E560.  Spilled about a teaspoon of white wine on the keyboard when I jostled the glass (it didn't tip over).  Keyboard started acting flaky, spontaneously producing long series of a's and 1's.   While I couldn't see any evidence of remaining liquid after dabbing up what small amount was evident, I figured a trickle may have seeped inside, and let it dry overnight. 24 hours I tried again, and while there was no erratic behavior, about a third of the keys -- while they felt normal -- were non-functional. I recalled that the Lenovo specs for this model say it has a Spill Resistant keyboard.  But I see no open holes on the back of the case.  And I pulled out the keyboard and see it has plastic across its entire back.  Clearly this isn't a Spill Resistant keyboard.  How can the Lenovo specs, and many resellers' advertising, tout that it *is* Spill Resistant? 

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So I spilled about a half glass of water on my laptop. Its an Alienware 17X. I've been thinking of replacing it since its a bit old and not working so great anymore. However I still need it for a little while longer! It was late and I was just about to go to sleep, and I wasn't really thinking. I've never had this happen to a computer before, since I'm usually quite careful. Here's what I did which I now see is the worst possible thing you could do:

I dried the keyboard as much as I could, but left the laptop on. Then I went to sleep, and actually left the laptop on all night. The following day, I found that multiple keys on the key board weren't functioning, though the rest of the computer seemed to work fine. I shut down the computer but then restarted it. Some of the keys that hadn't worked now seemed to work again, but most the keyboard still wasn't functioning. Also whenever I clicked in a place to type, the j key would just type out an infinite amount without me pressing it. I shut the computer off again but I didn't do anything about it. Today, I tried to restart my laptop again but it went to the reboot options screen, and since the keyboard doesn't work I can't boot up my computer. I finally looked up what to do if you spill water on your keyboard, and I realize how stupid I've been.

It doesn't seem like there would be any water left in the computer by now, but I've shut it off, turned it upside ... Read more

A:Keyboard stopped working after water spill

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My younger brother spilled water on my Dell Inspiron 3520. The water spilled all over the keyboard. It has been left to dry for a while now, bit it doesnt turn on. I left it plugged in for half an hour and it just gets hot, but doesn't turn on or anything. Should I risk changing the keyboard? Or did is it something else?

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Hi,     I have lenovo T450 laptop , by mistake spilled some water on ite keyboard. As per T450 product specifiaction , its keyoard is spill-resistant. Is this true? The water spill was very less but still I am scared that water might have gone inside laptop and might crash motherbord inside.My laptop is still On and working after 1 hour of spill. Please suggest. Thanks.

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Yesterday, at ~8PM I opened a bottle of mineral water, unfortunately for me it burst and spilled all over my laptop. As I had no idea what to do I just stood there for like 5 seconds, then I realized I should disconnect the plug. After that I tried to dry it using towel and paper towels. Because I had no idea what else to do I just decided to give myself a treat and just go to sleep early, so I left the laptop there as it is (in normal position)

The next morning (roughly 8 hours after the spill) I decided to try whether it is working or not, well, it's quite hot in my room so the water should be gone now, the water spilled on the ground did disappear as I was too lazy to swab it (lol)...

well, the laptop is working just fine so far, except the keyboard is typing weird stuff

Q - q`1a
A - qa
D - 'd
F - vf

etc, not all keys are doing this, most of them are working just fine...

what should I do now? I know I can use the external keyboard, but is there a way to fix this? I have Asus G750JM and somewhere I read that the newer laptops have some feature that prevents the water from going to the laptop HW from the keyboard, not sure if mine has something like that but as I said, it works just fine except for the keyboard

I also tried to dry it some more today using paper towels, turn it facing down on the paper towel to see whether there still was some water (nope, the water towels were dry), I also decided just to clean it from dust using canned air, well, my laptop i... Read more

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My Yoga 12 keyboard was ruined due to spill and now won't work at all. But I need to press ESC, and I cannot... I need to access BIOS as the laptop is asking for a correct date due to complete disassembly and removal of CMOS battery. An external USB keyboard doesn't work during bootup... BIOS version is 1.24. If I hold F1 on the built-in keyboard prior to powering up, the system enters BIOS. After that, no response. The keys are stuck. I even tried hot-removing the keyboard cable from the motherboard when having entered BIOS and then plugging in a USB keyboard. Tried both USB ports to no avail ./ I just need to be able to press ESC to bypass the date check -- the laptop works otherwise. I'll buy a new built-in keyboard, but would love to hear alternative solutions in the meanwhile. Is Fast Boot affecting USB keyboard combatibility? Any secret key combos I could use to reset the BIOS? Would plugging the laptop into a dock help (connecting a USB keyboard onto the dock)? PS: Why on earth won't external keyboards work during bootup on this laptop?? .(


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Hi,     I have lenovo T450 laptop , by mistake spilled some water on ite keyboard. As per T450 product specifiaction , its keyoard is spill-resistant. Is this true? The water spill was very less but still I am scared that water might have gone inside laptop and might crash motherbord inside.My laptop is still On and working after 1 hour of spill. Please suggest. Thanks.

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Hello! I spilled cider all over the keyboard on my Ideapad 500s, and now the trackpad doesn't work at all. After the spill I switched it off almost immediately, and tried to turn it on in about half an hour. Everything seems fine apart from the trackpad. Also, during the night the computer started making very loud beeping noises while switched off. I think it was three beeps and a pause. The power button lit up as well. I switched the computer on and there were no changed - everything works apart from the trackpad. Is it posdible to fix it somehow and what should I do?

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I have the Acer Aspire E15, and recently I spilled milk over the keyboard and some keys don't work, including the powerbutton, aka the only power button on the whole laptop, is there a way to turn it on without it, or atleast a quick way to fix it, or long way either is fine I just want to turn it on.

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I spilled a full 16 oz coffee on my keyboard - a direct hit. The only real issue is that two 3 keys no longer function. The 'w', 'q' , and Backspace do not work.  I am looking to ship it to have the keyboard replaced. Is this the best solution, or is there a way to try to troubleshoot this myself?  Thanks,

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After water spill in premier keyboard of Dell XPS 12 9250 due to the incidence, the keyboard can not work: there is no power; the light is not lit; the touchpad is also unavailable. I want to repair it by myself. Where is the service manual? How should I repair it by myself?

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I spilled some water on the keyboard.. Drained it and let it dry for a while and now it works find. Except the trackpoint buttons (above the touchpad) now trigger clicks for both middle and left click (if i click left click, it's like clicking middle and left at the same time)

Also some buttons on the keyboard trigger button clicks.. What can i do to fix this?

A:Keyboard triggers bunch of mouse clicks after spill on it Lenovo T530

I would say that you might need a new keyboard. however take it somewhere and have it checked out to make sure nothing else got damaged from the water.

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Alright Guys i had my laptop hooked up to my stereo and i went to change the speaker property enhancements and my laptop froze. And now there is no device found coming up and will NOT play sound out of computer speakers or head phone jack. What do i do? i need my music... lol plz help

A:HP G60-519wm no sound?

I would remove the audio software (from add/remove programs), and un-install the audio driver from device manager, then reboot the laptop and install fresh copies first.

See if that resolves your problem.

Also, what operating system are you using?

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G'day, I want to upgrade my memory. I have purchased 2x2gb ram sticks. Both work fine when installed seperately along side a 1gb stick. When I intall both of them for a total of 4gb of ram the laptop goes into a boot/reboot cycle. The operating system is a linux distribution 64 bit/Ubuntu 16.04.  The motherboard is supposed to accept up to 4gigs ram but will only operate properly when I use either 2 gigs or 3gigs of ram. An I missing something in the BIOS I need to change or something else? Both of the 2gigs ram tests fine. Any ideas? Thanks

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I've had my G60-519WM laptop for a few years now.  I'm running Windows 7 64-bit (factory install). The first issue I've had with it deals with the sound.  I've basically given up on fixing this issue, but it doesn't hurt to get some outside input.  The sound output works fine.  The problem is with microphones.  Whether it be the built in mic or an external (USB  or 3.5mm) mic, the sound cuts in and out.  This makes it a PoS for trying to use Skype or any other program I wish to use a microphone with.  I've restored the laptop to factory defaults to try to remedy the issue, but even after that, I get the same issue, which leads me to believe it's a hardware issue (and at this point, being years out of warranty, fixing it is not an option).   The more annoying issues is that, as of late, whenever the laptop goes to sleep, if it sleeps for more than a few minutes, it does NOT wake back up.  I used to open the screen and it would come right back up.  Over the past two weeks it's gotten to the point where when it goes to sleep, I have to force shutdown to get it to come back on.  Obviously this is not ideal.When I open the lid now, after it going to sleep, the power button illuminates, the wifi button stays amber, the HDD indication LED shows NO activity and the screen stays black.  This has led me to believe that even if I were to connect to an external monitor, it would still give me issues.   I... Read more

A:HP G60-519WM Sound and Sleep issues

"Out of Warranty Customer Service" is a good one. All you can do is call in on regular channels and post here, which you have done. The users in this Forum (who mostly don't work for HP and even the ones that do have no official HP powers inside the Forum) can try to flag it and see if anybody picks up on it. 

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1.) Product Name and Number: HP G60-519WM
2.) Operating System installed: Windows 7 64-bit
3.) Error Message:

Failed to restart the computer

Windows cannot restart the computer into the
Windows Recovery Environment to complete the
recovery operation.

4.) Any changes made to your system before the issue occurred:
I think I got a type of malware or something because my computer began to run slower and I keep getting redirected to random websites when I use Google or Bing. The folders on the right side of my start menu such as 'Computer' and 'My Documents' disappeared. I also keep getting this one update for Windows live that stops at 57%.

There are no restore points on my computer so I want to do a system recovery back to the manufactuer's image. I downloaded the USB Recovery Flash Disk Utility for my model. Now I want to recover my computer using that USB, but when I run the advanced recovery mode it tries to restart my computer. Since my computer won't shut down properly, I end up having to hold the power button down until my computer shuts down and the recovery doesn't continue when I start up my computer again.

I've tried using F11 but then I just end up on a screen that tells me to either press enter to choose to continue with Windows 7, press tab to move down the list or press esc for more options. I've tried all three and they all end up freezing the screen and the keys begin to make a high pitched beeping so... Read more

A:Recovery fails on HP G60-519WM because computer cannot shut down properly

I've not used the process, but most often it's not something that you run in Windows, and it then reboots your PC.

You typically perform a cold boot directly to the media.

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Im brand new to linux... installed it like 5 hours ago..... I downloaded and i think i installed wine now all my exe's are little wineglasses when i click on them it tells me it wants me to chose the file to open it with i looked under emulators and there is a folder for wine but there is no file in that folder that i can use

I also have the choice to browse, only problem is i dont know where linux keeps all its program files any ideas?

Thanks guys I know i must be a complete *****


A:Wine Problems

What distribution are you using?

Program binaries in UNIXen are stored in /bin (system-critical binaries), /usr/bin (basic utilities), and /usr/local/bin (user-installed binaries).

The "open with" box should have a little text box near the titlebar. Type "wine" into this box and see if it works.

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Alright so I have Suse 9.3 and i cant install WINE! can anyone help me?
im a noob at Linux pro at windows so i would need step by step instructions possibly pictures of screen shots? so if anyone can help me please post!
i mean step by step where to click and everything!


A:WINE on Linux

Your unlikely to get step by step screenshots `round here.

This is about as clear as it gets - http://mc1soft.com/linux/installing_wine.htm (there are some pics)

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So I couldn't find a thread regarding running the Sims 3 in wine. I did however find a thread regarding my problem but pretty much went unanswered/not fixed.

When trying to run the game I get an error of
"Unable to start game. Device 0 cannot run this title. No supported video graphics card detected. Please check your system hardware."

Has anyone been able to run the game on Linux in Wine? This would be my first question.

Second what the heck do I do? I am not Linux Savvy, therefore this issue just stumps me entirely. Any help?

A:Solved: The Sims 3 in Wine

Well i would think you will need to find the correct video drivers for wine...

Have you tried http://www.winehq.org/

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I just can't get it to work properly, I followed the istructions on the Wine HQ site...I even tried the alternative (on Wine HQ site) but it just woan't work :/

I can find wine in System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager but it fails...

<i>W: Failed to fetch http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/dists/hardy/Release.gpg Could not connect to wine.budgetdedicated.com:80 ( - connect (111 Connection refused)

W: Failed to fetch http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/dists/hardy/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2 Could not connect to wine.budgetdedicated.com:80 ( - connect (111 Connection refused)</i>

What to do?

A:Can't get Wine installed to ubuntu (8.04)

What about getting it from Add/Remove?


In terminal run:


gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys $KEY



gpg --export --armor $KEY | sudo apt-key add -

where $KEY is key value you have missed. Do those 2 commands for each repository which you have problem.

May work.

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Hello everyone,

Before I make the complete switch from Windows to Ubuntu, I need to be sure of something: Will I be able to Download/Install Qbasic (yes, MS-DOS), and Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 In Wine? If so; how well do they work (like with saving/running the program itself?) I asked a friend, and he was unsure... but nevertheless he requested that I use one of the Linux programming programs. I am afraid of this because I've been learning how to code programs in these two programs for a while, and I do not want to switch to some crazy Linux program that I will not understand for quite a while.

Thank you,


A:Ubuntu Wine Question.

Yes to Qbasic


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ok, i have a not-so-fast laptop with a pathetic little onboard graphics card,
in ubuntu with wine in direct3d version the whole ground is black,
and with xp it works fine.
any suggestions?

A:ysflight in ubuntu, wine or not.

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I have a client that spilled a glass of Merlot on her inspiron 5150 laptop - now nothing happens - it will not boot. I have pulled the battery and the RAM and let it sit for 5 minutes and hooked it all back up -still nothing - anyone want to try and help?

A:Spilled the wine - dig that girl

Usually the best thing to do is NOT power the machine up, but remove the battery (as you have done) and throughly rinse the affected area with a good, no residue printed circuit board cleaner and wait until the cleaner completely evaporates before trying the machine.

If it was on during the spill or was still soaked when you tried it...it may be time to get the shovel out and prepare for a burial, but you might want to give the cleaning a try first anyway. All else failing, the data on the hard drive is probably ok so you could pull that and recover her data.

Good luck.

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and the hard drive is out...wont boot....we did get into a diagnostics thing via f2 or f12 (cant remember) and all systems checked out except the hard drive.....

any idea how we can fix this? we dont have boot disks for this computer....

A:Solved: Spilled wine on lap top :(

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hi I'm from argentina so excuse my english.
this is my question: is there any chance that I could install LOL in mac os x 10.7.5? 'cause is not an option for me right now to get a newest operating sistem. I've tried to run the exe file (windows) with wine and the instalation begins but finally it wont work so my question is: is that posible?
PD:lol requirements: Mac OS X 10.8.5 or above


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for some reason, wine for ubuntu is not running my windows disk-based games
with older games, it installs, but is unwilling to link programs, making it impossible to play
with newer games, the install shield wizard doesnt run

A:Ubuntu WINE game problems

wine is not suited to gaming, you will better served by using "crossover" or "cedaga" that is their strength.

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Apprently i installed WINE correctly because i installed Half- Life, entered in CD key when i ran hl.exe.

When it goes to actually enter the game it comes up and tells me im not running 24 bit mode..when i THOUGHT i installed my Radon 9700 pro drivers right using Fglrxconfig... :-/

Apprently not.

Anyone install a Radeon that can tell me how to install it properly, perhaps link me to a nice step by step guide?

My friend has the 9800 Pro, he installed his fine i guess...i do the same thing and nope.

ATI Control panel wont open either. But i have the icon in my GNOME applications menu.


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Ok so i ran the install and it was crashing at 27%, i found out it was because of permissions and ran it as root and it worked fine. Now when i try to open steam.exe it gives me an error:

Steam.exe (main exception): Win32 StructuredException at 1017c135 : Attempt to write to virtual address 4 without appropriate access rights.

A:Problems installing steam via wine

Its obviously a permission problem but i dont know where it is trying to write to so i cant set the permissions right. Anyone know where its trying to write to? I've tried setting all permissions in the fake windows directory to read/write/execute for all and setting mozilla firefox activex controller to read/write/execute for all and all the files in the steam directory. Still wont work.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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for some reason, wine for ubuntu is not running my windows disk-based games
with older games, it installs, but is unwilling to link programs, making it impossible to play
with newer games, the install shield wizard doesnt run

A:Ubuntu WINE game problems

wine is not suited to gaming, you will better served by using "crossover" or "cedaga" that is their strength.

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I own Sims 3 for Steam, and I have steam downloaded through wine(tricks) to my PC. According to the official wine HQ it should work, but as soon as I press play on Steam... the Sims 3 launcher does not pop up. Sorry if this is in the wrong area, I am not sure where it would fall. Let me know of any clarifications I should make, I don't know what is needed to figure out the issue.
Thanks Ahead Of Time
core dual core i5-3230M @2.60 GHz
Ubuntu 17.4
Intel ivy bridge graphics

A:I Can't Get Sims 3 To Work On Wine (winetricks)

As the OP has a identical thread open in the Linux section I am closing this thread to avoid confusion.

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I'm having a problem installing Wine on Xubuntu. Everything is going fine, until this comes up. How do I get past this? There is no OK button. I tried to click the OK thing, but it's just text. Here's a pic.

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A:Xubuntu Wine 1.4 Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer Help

You DID notice this is a "Windows forum" - right?

Wine is NOT Windows; but instead, is a kludge of some Windows DLLs where the Windows kernel system calls were replaced by Linux kernel system calls. It's not an emulation of MS Windows.

If you need help with Wine, you need to go to the Wine section of the Ubuntu forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/

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I have a computer that I need to get windows apps working on. It is a SiS (I Guess), and has 256 Ram with a Geforce2 MX400 graphics card. It has an AMD Turon * Ithink* 700 MHz cpu.

I have no knowledge of Linux. AT ALL.

I downloaded the source from a site and put it on the cd and then put it onto the computer. (no modem, so no net)

Can anyone tell me EXACTLY how to do this? I have tried some of the terminal stuff and gotten completely lost. This is a fresh copy of Linux, so nothing has been changed. I would like to get C&C Generals working because I wann know how it is gonna run.


A:How do I install Wine on Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn?

Please. Don't bother with the source.

Now, the magic: search google for ubuntu wine. You will get a page like this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine

Quite amazingly, they doin't lie and that's how you get Wine on Ubuntu.

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